The month of the first cool breeze. The excitement of hot beach weather and river trails has worn off, and the anticipation for relaxed, cooler days are at an all-time high.
October makes me dream.
I dream of mountains capped with snow and wind that smells like pumpkin. I dream of smaller spaces, cozy spaces that encourage good conversation and warm cups of tea. I dream of a permanent home, and a big brick fireplace to live out some of my hopes.
But if I’m being honest with myself, really I’m always dreaming. October, for some reason, just brings it out of me even stronger.
Maybe because it’s the start of a season. Maybe because we’re so close to another. After the warm summer months and cool tease of September, October’s fall is so welcome. I love these cooler days, but there’s so much to do during the summer that I haven’t done, and now very little time to do it.
So I anticipate.
Here’s a challenge- just for me. May I wake up early and go on walks, for my own sake. I should, I will, I need to go on hikes, go to the pool, sweat a little outdoors before winter comes full force. May I relish in earthy autumn colors and gorgeous wild flowers.
There’s so much to do before the dreary winter comes, and instead and dreaming of tomorrow may I live today.
What do you want to do this fall? Let me know in the comments what plans you have- as simple and homey as they may be!